Collecting Your Pandemic Memories As we mark two years from the official start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to collect your reflections on what the past two years have been like in our local Jewish community. See if you can write a “six-word memoir” to capture an experience thatRead More →

Author Judy Bolton-Fasman discusses her memoir, named for her childhood home on Asylum Avenue home in West Hartford. The book recounts her search for answers about her family’s mysterious past, including questions about how her vibrant, Cuban-born Sephardic mother and staid, Yale-educated, patriotic father came together. In her quest forRead More →

A panel shares reflections on Jewish life in Bloomfield, moderated by Rabbi Debra Cantor. Panelists: Steve Aronson, David Baram, Michael Cohen, Miriam Fleishman, Sheila Frankel, Henriette Herzfeld, and Sydney Schulman will share reflections on the Jewish history of Bloomfield, memories of growing up in town, and aspects of synagogue andRead More →

Join us IN PERSON for a Keney Park Reunion!  We’d like to hear your memories of spending time in Keney Park, and give you a chance to learn about the role the park has played in Hartford over the years. We will also get a chance to learn about theRead More →

Map of Hartford 1896, detail

The Jewish Historical Society has transformed its popular bus tour of Hartford, using an online “story map.” Click here to go to the map; you can scroll through the left-hand column to explore the city’s Jewish history, or click on a point on the map to learn more. The onlineRead More →